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Observer to host candidates forum

Observer to host candidates forum

January 6, 2010

The Longboat Observer will host a forum next week for District 1 commission candidates who will face off in a preliminary election Jan. 26. The candidates, Mayor Lee Rothenberg, Lee Pokoik and Lynn Larson, will be present to answer the public’s questions. The forum, open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts’ cultural/media room, 6860 Longboat Drive South. For information call 383-5509.

Burglars target Emerald Harbor

Burglars target Emerald Harbor

January 6, 2010

In five burglaries at Emerald Harbor, the alarm keypad panels were stolen from the interiors of three of the homes.

Leatherback turtle arrives at Mote for treatment

Leatherback turtle arrives at Mote for treatment

January 6, 2010

The species is rarely found in Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast and is the most endangered of sea-turtle species.

Christ Church project receives blessing

Christ Church project receives blessing

January 6, 2010

Despite concerns from some Sleepy Lagoon homeowners, the Town Commission voted Monday to approve a new sanctuary on the north end of Longboat Key.

Political sign issues arise

Political sign issues arise

January 6, 2010

Longboat Key District 1 commission candidate Lee Pokoik and town officials have been sparring over the placement of his campaign signs and the wording of his sign.

Term limit revision stands

Term limit revision stands

January 6, 2010

Mayor Lee Rothenberg told those opposing his decision to run for another two-year term that he has done nothing wrong.

Sand arrives at eroded North Shore Road beach access

Sand arrives at eroded North Shore Road beach access

January 6, 2010

The town began placing 600 cubic yards of sand Tuesday at the North Shore Road beach access to protect the road and utilities in the area. The sand cost the town $12,000.

Key Club project contains fewer issues

Key Club project contains fewer issues

January 6, 2010

Longboat Key Club Attorney John Patterson is hopeful the club’s Islandside application has fewer issues and will move along more quickly at the Town Commission level.

Town creates pipeline Web site

Town creates pipeline Web site

January 5, 2010

The replacement of water pipes along Gulf of Mexico Drive will cause temporary pedestrian and vehicular delays through September 2010.

Census Bureau to hold job testing on keys

Census Bureau to hold job testing on keys

January 5, 2010

Testing will take place at Longboat Island Chapel, SunTrust Bank and St. Armands Key Lutheran Church.



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